The collection comprises of press cuttings relating to the expedition
British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 BANZARE
- Dates of Creation1929-1934
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (3 volumes)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931 (leader Sir Douglas Mawson ) sailing in Discovery Captain John King Davis the expedition spent two seasons in the Antarctic. Made collections on Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen and Heard Island. The expedition charted and surveyed the coast and islands from Discovery and a plane. A visit to Kemp Land and Enderby Land proved them to be connected. They met the Norwegian (Christensen) Antarctic Expedition, 1929-1930 (leader Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen) on 14 January 1930, near Cape Ann where 45 degrees E was agreed as a boundary between British and Norwegian activities. The territories claimed for Britain during this expedition became the Australian Antarctic Territories.
The collection is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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